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Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
at the center for democracy and technology. what is the current law when it comes to law enforcement and e-mails and cell phones? >> guest: the short answer is that is confused and the longer answer is for e-mail that is less than 180 days old law enforcement need to warrant -- for e-mail more than 180 years old, it is just a subpoena, so there's no judicial intervention, no high standard of proof. for documents you store in the clouds, if you store something with google docs and come back and edit it, that is available with a subpoena. cell phones, there is no statutory provision about location information. so the courts have been in different places. some say if it is real-time location, for that they need a warrant. others say this gps location for that they need a warrant. there is not a clear rule yet for cell phone. >> host: what are the changes the judicial committee has approved? >> guest: they focus on content of communications. they said it should matter how will the content is. it shouldn't matter whether you stored it with this kind of a communication service provider or that o
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Dec 1, 2012 4:15pm EST
as a public service by your television providers. >>> next from the georgetown university law certainly in washington, d.c., a discussion on the supreme court. it's about an hour ten minutes. >>> hello, everyone, want i want to welcome you to the program which features an al star lineup of authors who will be doing the most recent book on the supreme court. i'm a professor here at georgetown. and executive directer of the supreme court institute. it's a real privilege for the supreme court institute to host this event, and i'd like to thank our deputy directer dory burn seen to putting it together. before i turn the program over to our moderators, i'd like to remind thearch after the program, we have a reception following in which you'll gate chance to have all your newly purchased books signed by the authors. have a word or two with the authors, hopefully, and as you can see, we have food and beverage, so please stick around after the program. with that, i would like to introduce our moderators. today for today's program tony morrow. tony needs no introduction at all. i'll keep it shor
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
, for senator tom coburn at noon eastern on booktv's in depth on c-span2. >> now a forum on the rule of law in sino, a panel that includes u.s. ambassador to china and jon huntsman. we will show as much as we can until our live event at 8:30 eastern. [applause] >> thank you for that very kind introduction. i have a great honor of being a distinguished fellow here at brookings but i can tell with justice brier and with these distinguished legal experts appear there's nothing distinguished about me at all. today i come pretty much as a regular fellow as opposed to any kind of distinguished fellow. what we have ahead is a great presentation by some people you will find interesting, about development of the rule of law in china. i wanted to offer a few introductory comments on the china relationship in general. may i first thank john thornton for your vision and support for the center and parking than the leadership you provide. and an extraordinary scholar, and every utterance and every monogram you put out is red and scrutinized by everybody. i just know somebody on the chinese side who write
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Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
the region and with the world as china looks at, a sense of harmony, japan would be law, that sense of harmony and how you would achieve it is that their frustration is that the work is not just acquiescing to the notion that they are a rich country, that they are returning, that they're powerful, that they want respect. and they want to see the world kind of step back and give it greater latitude, but doesn't see this. this is what i think whether i personally think we are on a collision course. because when you look at what china's expectations of the world are, you also look at its paranoia, you look at jim, i'd love to hear utah, you're such an expert insider, what's going on in the cyber world. you see something which seems hard to me, despite her best efforts in not one to replace history, that the rise of a great power usually and often leads to messiness. usually and often leads to conflict. let's get some conversation from those of you who are thinking sisley that this is supposed to be a no-nonsense forum on military and secret strategy. i don't want you to predict war, bu
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Dec 1, 2012 9:00am EST
public space from march to marketplaces to shops, although the law does not mention the word women, muslim, bertha or bail it was introduced by president nicolas sarkozy and a ban on muslim veiling which according to him imprisons women and threatens french values of dignity and equality. the new law makes illegal the barca but france is the first country to enact a full ban on the burke that in public space similar restrictions of being considered all over europe and many countries in regions that adopted some type. on april 28, 2011, the chamber of representatives of belgium voted for a similar ban although the law expected to be challenged in a constitutional court. in spain in 2010 the catalonia and assembly narrowly rejected a proposed ban on a burke got in all public places reversing an earlier vote. similar laws are in progress in italy as well. in switzerland after a campaign designed to appeal to fears of a muslim takeover, a popular referendum voted by 57% to ban the construction of minarets associated with mosques, despite the fact that very few mosques in switzerland ac
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Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
the first thing you do in j.a.g. school, you have a discussion about the difference between the law of war and criminal law. and every military lawyer is taught from the very beginning of their career that law of war detention is designed to neutralize the enemy and to gather intelligence about the enemy. there is a reason that when we capture somebody in a war, we don't give them a trial by jury, we don't give them a lawyer. we have got 3,000 people in american military custody in afghanistan that were captured on the battlefield. and they are held under the law of war because we don't want to let them go back to killing us, and they are not given a lawyer because we're not trying to solve a crime, we're trying to win a war. and here's the question. to my good friend from california, i don't want anyone to believe that under the law of war construct that we have created over the last seven or eight years, that you can be put in jail because you look like a muslim, that you sound like a muslim, that you have got a name muhammad. what happened to japanese american citizens, they were
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
massachusetts and i differ on most of these treaties, with the same disagreement on the law of the sea treaty. the question is in my opinion is their sovereignty of believe infringed upon our sovereignty and with that i yield the floor. >> mr. president, i yield five minutes. to the senator from illinois. >> by methinks senator kerry, senator mccain, senator lugar and so many others who have put this matter to the floor. it was 22 years ago when a historic event took place on the fourth united states senate which changed the united states of america. 20 years ago we passed the americans with disabilities act and reset a disability should not disqualify you for them at you in terms of their opportunity as an american. for some people said this is obvious. everyone knows. it was also obvious was discrimination taking place all across this great land. we remove that barrier to discrimination and in passing the americans with disabilities act can we step forward at the nation. with their fear and concern? i can recall going to greene county in rural illinois and marketing to carrollton and the ci
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
the detention of united states citizens or lawful resident aliens of the united states or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the united states." now, that was just sort of to say, leave things as they are right now. it preserved the current state of the law, continuing to leave it to the courts to resolve who is right about whether or not the aoumf authorizes the military detention of united states citizens who are apprehended domestically. i believe strongly that the time has come now to end this legal ambiguity and to state clearly once and for all that the aumf or other authorities do not authorize such a definite detention of americans apprehended in the united states. this is without charge or without trial for year after year after year. to accomplish this, we are offering an amendment which affirms the continuing application of the principles behind the nondetention act of 1971. it amends that act to provide clearly in a clear statement that no military authorization allows indefinite detention of united states citizens or green card holders who are apprehended
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
necessary if the criminal law that it simply operated more effectively. there were errors in aspects of the way the phone hacking investigation was managed in 2006 and in relation to the failure to undertake reader reviews. and there are some problems that need to be fixed with the criminal and civil laws and also in relation to data protection. in particular, exemplary damages should be available for all media talks, including breach of privacy. in the end, however, law enforcement can never be the whole answer. as we've seen, that is because the lawbreaking in this area is typically hidden. but does it comes unaware of what has happened. even if it were possible, and it is certainly not desirable putting a policeman in every room is no sort of answer. in any event, the powers of law enforcement are significantly limited because of the privileges the law provides to the press, including protection of his sources. that is specifically can perform its role in the public interest. what is needed there is a genuinely independent and effective system itself regulated standards for public
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
present member dhaka by law. it's a great pleasure to be reviewed. i feel so happy. thank you for your hospitality. this is my first visit as the president-elect of mexico, and i also want to congratulate you for your victory last november 6th for your second term as president to the united states and we wish you great success. i know you have a great task before you but i trust that you will be doing a wonderful job and i also want to thank you, president obama for having the vice president joe biden were go to mexico for the inaugural ceremony next saturday december 1st. i feel so pleased to be able to have the vice president biden represent you in mexico, and of course we are waiting for you in the delegation. >> [speaking in native tongue] the >> this is an opportunity we only have every 12 years. you will be starting your next four year term. i will be starting a six year administration in mexico as you know and i think this is a great opportunity for all of us to have a closer link of brotherhood and sisterhood and collaboration and of course of great accomplishments we might hav
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Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
things that could rap right now is the house could vote and the president would sign into law legislation that would provide certainty for middle-class families. 98% of american families, and some 97% of small businesses. so it's time for the house to act. secondly, i think we have to take steps to make sure that we're creating jobs at a faster pace, as i mentioned before. i'm introducing legislation today to help middle-class families and -- middle noik families and to boost hiring. it would expand the payroll tax cut from last year for one year and give employers a tax credit for hiring. and i'll be talking about that legislation. now, the payroll cut that we -- tax cut that we put into place last year had a number of benefits. i won't go through all of those today but the joint economic committee, the committee of which i'm the chairman, just put out a report in the last 24 hours, it's a fact sheet that highlights some of the benefits of the payroll tax cut. mr. president, just for the record i would ask consent that the joint economic committee fact sheet on the payroll tax cut dated
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
support for this cruel and inhumane sport. very simply, it provides new tools to law enforcement through the animal-fighting spectator prohibition act, so that it cannot only eliminate illegal animal fights but also the activities that may be attendant to them and may be even more harmful to the public welfare. these crimes are a federal matter, and they require a federal response because often an animal-fighting ring involves players from many different states, a county sheriff, or a local prosecutor simply lacks the authority to root out, apprehend, and effectively prosecute such an operation. this bill has the support of many law enforcement organizations. i thank them, including the federal law enforcement officers association, the fraternal order of police, county sheriffs from across the country have signed on as supporters, along with the american veterinary medical association and the humane society of the united states, and i hope that it will have support from this chamber. i thank the president and i yield the floor. and i would ask for the yeas and nays. apparently i can ask
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 11:00am EST
". then professor anita hill, professor of social policy of law and women's studies at brandeis university and author of this book, "reimaging equality: stories of gender, race, and finding home". welcome to you as well. [applause] >> and hanna rosin is senior editor of the atlantic and founder of double x, the women's section, and author of "the end of men and the rise of women," hanna rosin, welcome. >> we start with a couple minutes from each of you. a brief summary or a story from the book that you think best encapsulates the ideas you are presenting in these three great works. let's start with madeline kunin. >> thank you very much. great to see what there and to be here with my sister authors. what is next for women? my career, my political life really started with low women's movement in the 70s. we had great expectations, some of which have been met. the very fact that women today represent 60% of undergraduates, you see your friends, daughters, granddaughters becoming doctors, lawyers, things my generation couldn't do. women are in the work force like never before, and the traditi
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
of law in 1976. judge grimm was admitted to the maryland bar in 1977. he has strong roots, legal experience and community involvement in the state of maryland. judge grimm lives with his family in towson, maryland. judge grimm began his legal career after graduating law school back in maryland as a captain of the united states army judge advocate corps at aberdeen proving grounds in maryland. he worked at the pentagon before heading back to the baltimore region alternating working in private practice and working in the state's attorney general's office, while continuing to serve as an active duty u.s. army j.a.g. corps officer with occasional stints in the pentagon. in 1997, judge grimm was elected a magistrate judge by the judges of the u.s. district court for the district of maryland and in 2006 became the chief u.s. magistrate judge in baltimore. in 2009, chief justice john roberts appointed judge grimm to serve as a member of the advisory committee for the federal rules of civil procedure, and in 2010, he was designated as chair of the civil rules committee discovery subcommi
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
experience. he is a graduate of yale law school. he clerked for the conservative judge james buckley on the u.s. court of appeals for the d.c. circuit following graduation. so you have to ask why did it take seven months for the senate to finally after waiting seven months, we'll talk about it for 20 minutes, then we'll vote his nomination. why the seven-month delay? republican obstruction. now, after this vote, the senate remains backlogged with 17 judicial nominations that go back to before the august, the august recess. senate republicans are establishing another harmful precedent by refusing to proceed on judicial nominees with bipartisan support before the end of the session. they held up judicial nominees three years ago, they did it two years ago, they did it last year. now they are doing it again this year. they found a new way to employ their own trick of a pocket filibuster. they stalled nominees into the next year. and then they forced the senate in the new year to work on nominees from the past year. delay and delay and delay and push other confirmations back in time, then cut off
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
tax laws. the world has changed a lot in that time period and yet america has not kept up. the underlying assumptions in our tax code are frankly out of step with the complexities of today's global economy. this is especially evident in our corporate tax code. on the domestic side of our corporate tax code, the u.s. has become the highest tax rate country among all the developed countries in the world. so canada just lowered their rate from 16.5% to 15%. our rate is 39.2% when you combine the state and federal burden. federal burden 35%. state burden closer to 5%, 6%. so right now, the average among all the developed countries in the world is 25%, and the u.s. rate again stands at 39.2% when you combine state and federal. a similar trend is played out with respect to international tax rules because our trading partners including japan and britain have moved to a more competitive territorial like tax regime over the last ten years which encourages the movement of investment capital jobs overseas. so there is a simple point here which is by standing still the united states i
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 10:15am EST
is guilty of violating them. i assume most of you know this but i want to be clear. the law is extremely protective of the free-speech rights of college students. extremely protective. obviously of free speech, period but on the campuses in particular the case is coming out of the 1970's. the supreme court was very clear that the universities cannot restrict even highly offensive speech on campus. this is very clearly established there's been over a dozen legal opinions and challenges to the campus speech codes over the past several decades and every one of them has been successful 65% of campuses the three injured 92 campuses that we surveyed in the most recent study maintained speech codes that are either unconstitutional and public colleges or private colleges violate that initial promise of freedom of speech. we've been able to a speech code of the month since 2005 on. we've done it every single months and we are in no danger of running out of the codes and that is outrageous given that the public colleges these are all unconstitutional not even a close call but i will give you an ex
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 12:30pm EST
reenforcing so you have more political inequalities that generates laws and regulations that leads to more economic inequality and political inequality. a -- an example i could find, something like bankruptcy law, something very technical that no one is interested in, one provision of the bankruptcy law is that when you go bankrupt, who gets paid first? a big issue. the answer is the derivative. not a surprise because they put it in when anyone else is not noticing who pays attention to bankruptcy laws? what does that mean? it means you encourage that kind of economic inequality. at the other extreme student loans can't be discharged even in bankruptcy, so that means the banks do well, but it really discourages people borrowing for student loans and in a country where we have tuition going up the last three years, average state university up 40%, the cutbacks in state budgets, incomes are going down, the only way people can afford it is borrowing and then they realize they get cheated as a lot of them have been, particularly in the for profit private schools, the result of that is if you d
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
as result of it they created a loan program that got me into college law school. we can't give up on that. this kid from east st. louis illinois and for many others, these loans make a big difference whether it's pell grants or loans, but let's look at this honestly. 25% of the federal aid to education goes to for-profit schools. they have 12% of the students, 25% of the federal aid to education, and more than double the student loan default rate of any other class higher education. there are ways to cut back in spending in education particularly as is wasted on some of the schools that will give us opportunities for resources for real education. which can be part of our future. now let me come to the most painful topic of all, entitlements. social security was included in the simpson-bowles report but i didn't agree with every aspect of it, but i thought that was a sensible approach to breathing life into social security beyond its current longevity. i also like and it to 82 when asking your, and 83 and was told that social security is on its way out in six months, we'll be out of money.
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Dec 1, 2012 3:00pm EST
of that debate i respectfully suggest are thousands of pages of laws and regulations that are unlikely to forestall another financial crisis in the future. indeed, government rescues of large insolvent firms coupled with substantial compensation that c e os and senior managers of failed firms manage to keep for themselves means that once the economy returns to a semblance of health incentives to take non economic risks may be even greater than before. opening constructive dialogue in these issues will not be easy given the current atmosphere in washington but would seem well worth the effort. thank you. >> thanks, tom. alex, would you like to operate few comments? >> thanks very much for giving me the opportunity to comment on tom's very interesting and very useful book. i said that having been a practicing banking executive. overbearing ceo? i was a ceo for 14 years and i wonder if i was overbearing, surely not. tom, in his book, sites frank night's risk and uncertainty and profits, deservedly famous work from 1921 and i consider tom's theme to be how to address the reality stated by
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Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
's tied up in sequestration, and the way the -- as i understand it anyway -- the way the law requires the cuts to be taken, it really is, it really is an axe right at the middle which will be very difficult to do in any kind of smooth way. so i'm confident that, you know, with a little longer-term view the pentagon can be fine. and one of the things that the group agrees on is that both with that time and where we are in terms of our overall requirements in a changing world, the advancement of technology, the quality of the people we have -- and they're the best i've seen in over 43 years of having the privilege to wear the uniform -- that we will be fine from a defense standpoint. but i also would pick up on what senator nunn said, quoting bill perry. and i've seen this in countries and in regions globally where the failure to be able to invest in preventive defense, engagement, having a relationship, helping other militaries train in their own countries, the not being able to do that just increases the likelihood of some kind of conflict breaking out which may or may not involve us.
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Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
sponsored it was signed in to law by governor ginned l, it's been ruled unconstitutional. we had a similar kind of challenge in the state of florida. these are setbacks that require constant vigilance and continued work. there will be pushback galore going forward. if we stay true to these five principles, five ideas and we're faithful in the implementation we can reverse the trend and shake the complacent sei that exists in the country. one of the great challenge for our country is to raise accountability, raise standards to set higher expectations of what the next generation needs to know. benchmark it to the world. make it competitive with the world's best. michael talked about how great britain has done that successfully. the united states needs to transform its system of expectations in the same way. common core state standards is the right step in that direction. 46, i think, states have embraced the idea of fewer, higher expectations that require critical thinking skills that are benchmarked to the best in the world. common core will also bring out, unfortunately, for those that are
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
of completely unacceptable levels of care and people in those organizations of lease subject to the law as they should be and if the law has been broken proper consequences should follow. >> jim shannon, one of the greatest issues in my area, the price of electricity. can the prime minister tell us what action he has taken to mitigate costs in northern ireland? >> honestly for consumers we announced our plans to make sure companies look people on the lowest available tariffs which is warmly welcomed across the house and across the country and in terms of business where there is an issue with energy intensive industry the government announced the intention to exempt energy intensive industries from the cost of contract, differences and electricity market reform. that is subject to state aid clarence and further consultation but shows this government is working hard to help those industries and make sure they compete and succeed in britain. >> eleanor weighing. >> the house joined with the prime minister in congratulating the duke and duchess of cambridge done a good news. will promise to
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Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
raised its head and the super committee deadlocked 6-6 which under the law left the meat cleaver to drop. the budget meat ax to drop. and that's what we're facing. we're facing something that nobody ever intended to go into effect. so how do we get out of this? we have people of goodwill that have to be reasonable and utilize a little commonsense, lessen their partisanship, lessen their ideological rigi rigidity, and that's the atmosphere that we can come together in. now, i want to tell a story and then i'm going to sit down, mr. president. i want to tell you the story about one of the brightest shining moments in government occurred back in 1983 when this senator was air youn was a youn. we were within six months of social security running out of money. and two old irishmen -- one who was president, his name was reagan; and the other one who was speaker, and his name was o'neill -- decided that they were going to do something about this. they were reasonable people who could operate in a bipartisan way and a nonideological way. and they said, what we're going to do is take this subject
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm EST
the president signed into law in november of 1990 to implement the agreement and the issues that we confronted on the entitlement spending were really not addressed but rather find an agreement that is largely reached out of exhaustion and convenience. bringing the debate to a close in the congress for the midterm elections that was the reason. those issues and no surprise remain even today and the revenues they were not solved then and they've been on the course returned again to dominate our current debate. i must also know that 500 million-dollar deficit reduction that we agreed to back then in two-thirds was on the spending side, and one third was from the increased fee and revenue. those savings and spending nearly $200 billion came from putting caps on discretionary spending primarily defense spending is very small percentage actually can from addressing the entitlements less than 10%. i want to make sure that the senator acknowledges there was no defeat to get the enforceable caps. they were considered to be just another procedure but david turnout for a while as an obstacle to the over
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
, that it should be dependent on the willingness to give access to mechanisms for implementing international law. how does that look? >> i don't think any honorable member has given a successful explanation could this will only be resolved if there is a successful negotiation. i haven't heard anyone say any alternative that. there is a lot of willingness and desire to express opinions and to make gestures and so on. but no one has contradicted that. and if that is the case, that it requires a successful negotiation, then it requires us to encourage both parties into the negotiation to allow will need to do in the negotiation. that is a successful logic. >> thank you, mr. speaker. they played a role in obtaining a cease-fire. what do you suggest and bringing normality to this troubled region? >> absolutely. there is a major opportunity for the new egypt to do that now. last week, i congratulated him on the effort that egypt has made in the efforts on further negotiations. trying to open up gaza and prevent the smuggling of weapons. if that can be achieved, they can continue their efforts on broa
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
on american law. this treaty isn't about american behavior except to the degree that it influences other countries to be more like us. this treaty is about the behavior of other countries and their willingness to raise their treatment of people with disabilities to our level. it's that simple. this treaty isn't about changing america. it's a treaty to change the world to be more like america. so why join? i've heard my colleagues ask several times. why, if it doesn't have recourse in the law, why join? i'll tell you why, mr. preside mr. president. because we can sit at the table and affect the lives of our citizens by pushing other countries upwards. because we gain credibility and accelerate change through our advocacy by being part of a process. because it's good for american business, which can sell products and services as other nations raise their standards and need our expertise to meet their goals, which is why, incidentally, the united states chamber of commerce supports this treaty and a huge number of businesses. why support it? because george h.w. bush started this process and
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Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm EST
, it was really quite a bloodbath of custers. he lost two of his brothers, a brother in law and a nephew. so the custer parents lost three of their children and the husband of a fourth in that battle. c-span: if you would have hired general custer and he was a colonel then, a lieutenant colonel, back in 1876, if he didn't meet his death, why would people have wanted to go hear him and pay money to hear him back in 1876? >> guest: oh, he was a historic figure. he had had tremendous achievement during the civil war, and in a way that seems to me to be breathtaking. for example, he captured the first enemy battle flag of the army of the potomac. and by the same token, at the end of the war, he received the flag of truce of general lee. so he was involved in these two moments of great symbolic, as well as historical, significance. and everything in between was a series of compelling victories for custer. he really did live the role of the romantic knight on a charger. there are many instances of his courageous behavior. for example, he saw a private shot and klled on the fighting line, and he ri
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Dec 2, 2012 12:15am EST
battery life. you can have a different law again for your kids and when you do again for that they do not have access for all of your e- mail and all of your duties. they have access to their own goodies and to the degree you allow them to do so.at i mean by that is maybe i will let my kids play games hour today and they can read all day if they want to. one of the candle does beautifully is it is the reader it is out of asthis wo is not simply an e reader to do not let c13 full year but it has features of a computer you can download search the internet and so much more here >>host: by the time. and i are off the air at 2:00 a.m. and the third of a quantity will be gone and believe me we tried to get as many as we could so i know if you miss the story this is a encore presentation. we only found out about this on thursday and when i say it is literally off presses and if you have your bo your heart set on america's favorite tablet this is it. you can watch all of these things online you can do shopping searching internetsurfing the internet watch movies read books you can do so much
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Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm EST
. yosemite grand canyon mount hood. that buglock can never be done again. --that by law.plus it comes in the fantastic (...) that is 10 lbs.? and it is solid red oak. the brass hardware. it is absolutely a spectacular collectable. on top of that each coin comes in it is own individual airtight holders. >>host: the value of the holders? >>guest: 40 of them about $25. because they are acrylic. so you get the 40 coins the box, the holders all that for $99.95. if you do not want to continue the autoship in the first few years is enough that this find you are under no obligation to get another shipment ever.ly get 1 per year anyway. once a year, you get your shipment and you are done for the year.you get all the philadelphia and denver minted,gem- brilliant uncirculated philadelphia and denver 24 k gold+ clad. 20 coins per year that you are going to have. that is what we do and have them released to you on a yearly basis. i had a very small quantity of them available. that we saved for the show. they have not been done in probably two-three months. i could have sold everyone that we
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am EST
that the ability to use the laws we already have on both are available to everyone, not just the rich and famous? >> i think my right honorable friend makes an important point about access to justice, but i think one of the key things that the leveson inquiry is trying to get to the bottom of is how can you have a strong and independent regulatory system so that you don't have to wait for the wheels of the criminal justice system or the libel system to work. people should be able to ally -- relight a good regular system to get the redressed they want whether that is apologies or fines for newspapers or the other things that are clearly so necessary. >> the department of education is going to shut down with the loss of 101 jobs at lee's which is in 27 -- [inaudible] cannot ask the prime minister how this is going to help unemployment and social deprivation in my constituency likes the secretary has refused a meeting on this matter. >> i know they haven't met to discuss this and it certainly discuss this with the secretary of state as well. of course, there will be consultation with affected staff
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Dec 1, 2012 9:30pm EST
cabin. established a law practice in a log cabin and slowly worked the way up and became a successful lawyer in georgia lee that and got involved politically ran for congress. served for eighth terms and
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Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
something and do it well but i was just fooling around. >> >> he worked his way up and went to harvard law school and then one of his brothers emigrated out west to illinois to galena, where the mining industry was at its heyday. he arrived after a month's journey by ship, by stagecoach, by train and arrived in steamboat in this muddy mining town, order themselves in a log cabin, established a law practice in a log cabin and slowly worked his way up to become a very successful lawyer incorporated a lina and then got involved politically, ran for congress and served for eight terms. and then he friended abraham lincoln, obviously from illinois, and then ulysses s. grant also from galena and as they were on the rise, washburn stayed with them as a very close confident and colleague during the civil war and then after grant was elected president, he initially appointed washburn secretary of state. at that time washburn became very ill and his family feared for his life. after about 10 days he submitted his resignation to president grant, and so grant regretfully accepted his resignation. so t
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Dec 3, 2012 8:30pm EST
and there is no contest there. under the stimulus law compiled the first database of spending information that span all of the agencies as a result of the data searches that data makes possible, nearly $60 million of grants and contracts funds either recovered or never paid out in the first place. there is nobody else is able to point to results like that. again, i have a different answer for the other four, but i am not trying to take up too much time with this answer. suffice to say that the recovery board is going to be eliminated at the end of september 2013 unless we are able to pass legislation to extend it and build on innovations, and that is exactly what we're trying to do, and we hope that as a result of events like this one we can get that done. >> my nomination would be epa. it may not be the most inventive, but think the fact that they took the regulations platform and turned it into a portal is pro one of the more exciting things to come along. what this means is that for those agencies that are participating to my request is consummate the requests. one central online source will be ferr
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Nov 28, 2012 9:00am EST
in new orleans after katrina. we lost technology, we lost order. we lost law and order. technology is a huge benefit. there are sony people who want to say that kids just can't learn. some kids just can't learn. so i would say and do we really believe kids can't learn? aren't you really opportunities for kids? and isn't our security at stake in other ways other than the battlefield, but in the secrets, and intellectual property of the united states? and when are we going to connect these dots? whenever going to break this system down? when are we going to blow up the system and this mentality? and i'm just excited because governor bush brings us together once a year to reflect on this, and we get to hear people like you help us understand. so please, help me understand, how do we connect the dots? how do we make this real and how do we bring it to the urgency -- >> let me say a word on this, paul, because you're a man who did precisely that. i don't now how many people in this room know what paul pasternak did in louisiana but you would not have had the school district, not have th
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Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
to existing united states law, and the issue is as bipartisan as they come. here's what one senator said about the treaty, and this is a quote. protecting the rights of persons with disabilities, any person is not a political issue. it is a human issue you regardless of where in the world a disabled person descrierves to live a normal, independent life, where basic rights and accessibilities are available. disability rights and protections have always been a bipartisan issue and ratifying this issue should be no different." madam president, this wasn't some ultra liberal speaking. it was senator john mccain, a disabled veteran, a hero from the vietnam conflict, who broke with extremists and tea partiers and voted to ratify the treaty. the convention also has the strong support from a number of other leading republicans, including george h.w. bush, the first president bush, who by the way of course was a world war ii veteran, did heroic things during that war. and it also has the support of former senate majority leader bob dole, certainly a patriot. senator dole, a disabled veteran from world
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Dec 1, 2012 8:00am EST
law changed from state to state to state providing for universal white male suffrage, which took the vote out of the hands of the property owners and gave it to the barbarians as john quincy adams would say. >> john quincy adams deal with clay and 1824 -- was that ethical by the standards of those days and maybe even retrospectively by our standards? >> it certainly was ethical in those days. obviously he took a lot of flak for it, but the choice in his mind was to turn the country over to a barbarian who couldn't write his name who had violated the constitution during the war of 1812 and had gone into the massacre of the seminoles, doing whatever he felt like doing. he did not want to see this and president. >> at one point in the book you describe him as a bit of a grow. do you think you would like him as a person? >> yes. [laughter] >> if there's some time travel involved. >> all of us are grouchy at times. he didn't suffer fools, and so he would be grouchy. i was grouchy last night when romney said we have fewer ships today than we had in 1917. i was grouchy when obama said s
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Dec 2, 2012 7:45am EST
own law. this is one of my favorite things. we should have a show called favorite things >>host: this was my host pick. this brings music back into the home. i paid $50 for a lesson for my daughter. she had played by and the lighted 1 forever she was bored but at the same time she was able to learn the proper instruction. i would still recommend lessons as well. sometimes hard to get to the lesson it because you have a soccer game or your other kid has a soccer game. we have maybe 200 or 300 left. keep calling on yours. aaron berger is sticking around with the samsung computer. [commercial] [reading] [♪ music ♪] >>host: is is a looking computer my friend. i am >>guest: so excited to offerc13 computer! this is >>host: samsung windows 8 it is a jack up computer. dual core speed with a 500 gb hard and 4 gb ram.c13 is loaded with a high-definition webcam. you have your cd ed dvd burner. this is your last to read this up for the year. to grab -- this for a gift.$70 off the price and free shipping and handling to take bids of. 5 flex payments of $105.90. [reading] v i >>ho
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Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
are permitted to improve law making. now, senate leader is poised to engage in a power grab for his party and will have consequences beyond the 113th congress. sometimes, if he's successful, that helps democrats. sometimes it helps republicans. it will rarely help the american people. it will serve to reduce the quality of new laws made and further exacerbate the toxic political environment reducing collaborative and facile story compromises that help to civilize our national politics. three points today. first is that we are not a democracy, but we're a republic, and why that matters. second, the senate was intended to be a check on the house to preserve minority rights, and that will might prevail, and, third, more deliberations produces better legislation. first, we're a republic, not a democracy. the founders did not form a democracy, but a republic, and few americans know this today. the fact if you're are as apt as i am in political theory saying we're a republic, not a democracy, and people look at you, but they've lost the understanding of the difference between the two. democracy
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm EST
>>host: you had to get the earrings >>caller: this morning i got daughter-in-law who i consider my daughter a pair and then i got my sister a pan >>host: what the sweetheart, you are going to give fabulous gifts >>caller: they will love them >>host: they will. they are special. you know that they do not have them. very few women in your life will herkimer earrings like this that >>caller: is right and i think they are beautiful >>host: m happy that you called thank you 1-866-376-8255 >>caller: happy holidays >>host: you do the sam and down to the final quantity of the moonstone this will not be coming back. we found all that we could at the tucson gem show thank you for your orders to love this is beautiful. it is a gorgeous and huge an amazing moonstone. if necklace is the final quantities i could with his longer or shorter with the 2 in. extended it is beautiful and is $60 off and it might not ever come back. may not recorder these tennis necklace this deb guyot said she is moving on to new designs. if you are tempted i would get them now. over 20,000 people have now or
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00pm EST
, but the watershed event was then president nixon signed into law, created the environmental protection agency. one of the first orders of business that the epa was to be in a series insecticide starting with ddt and including all of its other cousins come in many of which were toxic as ddt. that domestic income of the ban on the use of those in this country went into effect in 1972, where they began phasing them out. it is to bet that person didn't live to see that, but she didn't get i like to think of her in this photograph taken by her friends come in the freeman family who live next door to her in maine on the shoreline of southport island in maine about may 255 probably. it's one of my favorite photographs of her. she looks very content and very much someone at home in an environment and at home in the world and at home and her role as an author, a scientist and ultimately somebody who would change the way we think about things. i think that is a good place to stop and take any questions you have. >> anybody have any questions? [inaudible] >> the question is why was the book called "silent sp
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am EST
or wrong. that happens to be the law. >> i am interested in your conversations with the national football league about how they could be in the same situation. one thing that is different -- the great thing under the cba is the cost of their workers' compensation insurance is worn by the players. we actually live in a world under the sea be a where the insurance cost is basically estimated every year and that is a benefit that goes to the team so the good news for our football teams, and i will say something about nfl owners, when it come to the cost of their insurance, that makes it somewhat ironic, even though those costs are reimbursed the team's fight on workers, which is interesting. i could probably choose another word but it is a family show. i am always interested in this issue of workers' compensation but i do thing going back to these big ideas, recognizing when our players get hurt, our leadership refuses to call it an accident. if you are a running back and you are squaring up and ray lewis is coming at you and your recorder back and steven jackson is heading for you, what hap
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am EST
different laws that come into play, and in rebuilding and mitigating future storms we just can't afford to have this time lag. so i want to thank you so much. and i want to welcome senators menendez and senator blumenthal. i want to say that what we're doing here is we're making historic record of this storm. because personally i think it's a turning point in, in our approach to climate change. i hope it is. and i'm going to make sure all of you have books of this record today. that's how important i think it is. you're the eyewitnesses. you represent the people who can't all be, can't have millions of people here testifying. but your testimony is so critical. and you'll be part of this record. we also, using this hearing as a way to finalize our water bill which will be coming forward very early in the next session. senator menendez, welcome. you have ten minutes, and we're very happy that you could take the time to be here. >> well, madam chair, first of all, thank you for your personal expressions of concerns soon after the storm. i appreciate it as do the people of my state, and tha
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
will rarely help the american people. it will serve to reduce the quality of new laws that are being made and further exacerbated the political environment by reducing collaborative and the solitary compromises that helped facilitate our compromises. neil: we are not a democracy or republic. the second is that the senate had to check the passions of the house that might prevail. the third is more deliberations and better legislation. and third, we are a republic and not a democracy. .. the voice of the peep will is the voice of god. 50% plus one. the framers had a different motion. they believe justice success and was there not to be determined and they therefore put in the democratic elements of the constitution or new government precisely suggest this could be better achieved. it wasn't a somewhat contend they were anachronistic conceit beyond the cultural binders. they wanted to protect slavery. they believe the simple majority rule in every case is not always produce justice of the best result. the founders themselves had tough words for democracy. james madison said democracies have
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
for dealing with campaign finance disclosure to dealing with law suit. baseman chase changes. what has occurred or not occur during the last four years and looking forward to the next. she can join for three experts on my right, tran thi appeared next to her history and three. to my left history to come the white house reporter for "politico." for more extensive by every sunday or chairs and those watching at home, transparencycaucus.org. i will go right into remarks my panelists will start with them. >> good afternoon, everybody. i'll get some remarks on ethics and transparency issues. if i had to summarize how the obama administration is done i would say the efforts of the well intended but not always well executed. we start out wanting to make a strong statement so one of the initial statements we had to put in place that said two years after leaving you cannot lobby on the issue or the agency left. first of all i think it flows from the basic premise that lobbying is evil and that's not a view i share. it allows a lot of voices to be heard via municipal state government places that
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Dec 2, 2012 9:00am EST
hard tablet but your children can have their own law again. depictedlogi. it is a safe space. i know a lot of our viewers are buying multiples. we are not going to limit quantity. you look the screen we are getting close to 15,000. we do not have much more left in quantity. we do not want until later you can use the fax it is realistically the most and the best for the price. it has a longer battery life. >>guest: a producer asked me to let us we do not have many of the red case left. it is a pitifully lined case that fits the kindle fire. --beautifully lined case that fits the kindle fire. and we have these simply to impress card. and the simply to impress card is an actual card. >>host: it is a lot of fun. have a couple of minutes remaining when now have mike from california, welcome on and neck. out as a holiday gift for somebody? >>caller: yes my mother is 89 years old and she loves to do email. >>host: this is perfect for mom. they will have millions of books available to her. >>caller: a friend of mine something similar i bought a more expensive tablet. >>host: we love t
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Nov 28, 2012 7:30am EST
to harvard law school and at the origin of one of his brothers immigrated out west to the illinois to clean up where the mining industry was in its heyday. he arrived after about a month's journey by ship, by stagecoach, by train, arrived in a steamboat in this muddy mining town, bordered himself and a log cabin, and slowly worked his way up and became a very successful lawyer and got involved politically, ran for congress, served eight terms and befriended abraham lincoln and ulysses s. grant and as they rose, washburn stayed with them as a colleague during the civil war and after grant was elected president initially appointed washburn secretary of state and washburn became very ill, after ten days he submitted his resignation to president grant show grant regretfully had his resignation and he regained his health which was always very fragile and grant the then offered him the position as minister of france, ambassador of france. >> michael hill on washburn, minister to france in the 1870 franco prussian war, and the only power of the state providing political and humanitarian support. q
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Dec 2, 2012 3:00pm EST
label all of your inputs. if you put this in your mother- in-law's hand and you say you want her to put it the gaming mode or puts the input button and then through all the selections with the arrow and that is all there is to it.you can name every one of your inputs which i think is a wonderful feature.customize the look of your tv with your picture mode. there is a but n the top that will enable you to do and movie and [c etcd pc etc. utton >>guest: lookout is adjusting the leds in the background and is giving you more brightness in the and more to the bridge details in the blacks. you can pop it on the dynamic mode and enjoy color like you never seen before on the big screen tv. all the different methods edger fingertips and i touched one button to access that and is that simple and easy.3 hdmi inputscompleted into every want to. it is not only about the quality and the sound but the size. yes >>host: indeed girlfriend! [laughter] qr app rating from the 30 to end 50 in. going to 145 times largepercent larger.-- if you aregrading >>host: tv and i purchase 32 in. 720 p lcd tv and i
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00am EST
this in a variety of ways. >>guest: design as her own law. yet if you like it choker, make a choker.you can't get at the very bottom but i do love this is really rich color and each one of these red jacket they-half 8 window of drusy.that that, you have to get real close to sea but each one of these has we're talking herkimer , with lexmark all but there is the and deep red agate. this is a natural gemstone, i love it. >>guest: it takes in a contemporary cooking gives it a sparkle. >>host: you mix it with smoky sindhis are pearls, calling pearls and smoky quartz compound (...) >>guest: the center drill them and they do add texture to it here again >>host: and then is the natural color of the stone. >>guest: it has card 9 yen in net carry get there is some translucency to the stone. and >>host: with all kinds of wonderful, exciting great gift of all pieces, this does have a lot of style and it is so personal. >>host: >>guest: >>guest: genuine is great and i get the most excited when i am tickled with a gift of purchase for somebody but did love to have a guest that i am excited ab
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Dec 1, 2012 6:00am EST
mandating concussion training for public schools. >> great. that's great but okay. it's a law. okay the fact that there's legislation is good but not necessarily the effective. it really when you execute it, as where it really gets where you see the quality or not. some places they do it the education component is a few forms you fill out and you send it back in and you are done. some places it's all online. that can be god or not. you click through it, the clicks and you are done and you can play. you gain no knowledge. what we did, is we implemented a -- first off, we made concussion education training mandatory for every player that plays any kind of athletic sports in the schools. rerecognize first off it's not just the football -- there are so damage many of them. and we make that mandatory in person for both the student and at least one parent both the middle school level before you can participate, and the high school level at least once. take it in middle school, you come back and you have to do it again in high school. every year have to through an online refresher type of training.
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